trinity

In every popular cuisine, there are three essential ingredients that make up the holy trinity, the cornerstone of flavours that give that classic, instantly recognisable taste. In Japanese food these three main ingredients are soy sauce, dashi & mirin.
By combining these three sauces together, you can season many Japanese dishes with that quintessential Japanese flavour. So whether you are making chicken teriyaki, hot-pots, Japanese style omelettes or even noodle soup, learning how to use these ingredients together is the first step to creating delicious Japanese food. Read on for Japan Centre‘s guide to the holy trinity of Japanese cooking.

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Did you know that March is officially recognised as being the month to enjoy noodles?

There are so many different types of noodles available, but no noodles are more quintessentially Japanese than the humble soba noodle. Made from buckwheat, soba noodles have a great taste, are much more healthy than normal wheat noodles and are perfect for a variety of different Japanese dishes.

There are also a variety of different types of soba noodles and we have two available at Japan Centre which are definitely a step up from the rest and ideal to make noodle month more interesting!